Archive for May, 2007
A bunch of fools (thousands seemingly) booed Miss USA during her question and answer for the MISS UNIVERSE COMPETITION. Why? Donald Trump says they we’re booing her, but rather American policy.
These people should be ashamed of themselves. We get it, it’s chic to hate the US. 90% of you would be screwed without the US, but boo all you want. I find it odd these idiots are mixing this poor girl up in this nonsense. No class at all. No shocker there…US haters rarely have any to begin with.
I had a vacation of sorts this past week. I took vacation time Wed, Thurs, and Friday. So, with the weekend and Memorial Day, that gave me 6 days off. I had planned on getting up early the first 3 days, sitting out on the front porch or deck in the back and reading some, but I never got around to any of that. No shocker there. I did start reading Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, tho I started the book before. I started it when I still had much more time to read. I don’t get tons of that anymore due to my work schedule.
I finally finished the book, DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO. Something like that- I forget the whole title. It was interesting…about liberal hypocrisy, including profiles of Pelosi, Kennedy, Chomsky, Nader, Clinton, and others. I’ve always said- liberals espouse beliefs that few sensible people could or would want to live by. Higher taxes- sure, I’ll pay em! That just doesn’t happen in real life.
Capitalism evil? Sure it is…except for the fact that I live by the system and gain by it everyday. There’s an entire list of stances that top name liberals espouse but rarely live by. Why? Because much of what they preach is a group of bad and sometimes miserably failed ideas. Communism, socialism and the like- all failed projects that hurt more people than they could have ever helped even in a perfect world.
I’m getting into a rant here though, and that wasn’t the purpose here. Just wanted to share the fact that I’m on vacation of sorts, and I might do something this weekend. If I could only find something close and relatively affordable to do. We’ll see.
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I stayed up late Wednesday night to watch most of the hearings with Monica Goodling. The whole ordeal is absurd, of course, as the president and attorney general have every right to fire the political appointee attorneys for political reasons. You heard nonstop claims from the dems on the committee that politics shouldn’t have come into question, but they all know that’s precisely what should’ve come into question, as the US attorneys, as so many have pointed out, serve at the leisure of the president and can be fired for whatever political reason the president wants.
It comes down to a Democratic witch hunt, hell bent on doing anything to destroy President Bush and waste taxpayers time in the process. They get paid by us to waste time. It’s a wonderful gig for those who can get it!
The most disgusting questions probably came from two Democrats on the committe- Maxine Waters from California and Steven Cohen of Tennessee. The questioning they did of Monica Goodling was wildly inappropriate and downright offensive. The attacks on Goodling’s Christianity by Cohen was particular disturbing and vile.
Cohen attacked Goodling’s Christianity and made an attack on Regent University because it’s a Christian school. He asked a bizarre question regarding her faith and the mission statement of Regent University (founded by Pat Robertson). I will report more on this later.
Maxie Waters kept interrupting Goodling in an attempt to distort her position at the RNC. She did “opposition research”- which Goodling tried to explain came down mainly to just using WestLaw searches and Lexis Nexis to get background information, which is actually fairly tame. Waters (the lunatic who claims that the CIA introduced crack cocaine into black neighborhoods to kill of the black population in the US) kept using the ominous-sounding phrase “opposition research skills” to indict Goodling’s character. Waters interrupted many times, refusing to allow Goodling to correct her constant distortions of what she actually did with the Republican National Committee.
Waters also went on a rant about Karl Rove that just defied all logic. A witchunt of the highest order, no doubt. I will report more on this later as well- hopefully I can find a transcript of video of Waters and Cohen questioning Goodling.
I should note that CNN’s Jeffery Toobin also made some offensive comments attacking Goodling and Regent University as well. He appeared on one of the CNN shows yesterday and attacked Goodling as being a “fifth rate attorney” who attended a “seventh rate university” and had no business in her position at the DOJ. No bias at all in CNN’s reporting. None at all. Uh huh…
Regent On Trial
More to come…
We watched the French-language film Cache last night. Beyond boring. A pretentious heap of garbage that wallows in inane political nonsense. I was checking out reviews for the film (high brow critics adore film that pander to an uber-liberal audience full of guilt for being- well, for being civilized, advanced, free of poverty, etc.) We’re supposed to see that the boring events on screen are analogies to the world itself. The main character did something to a friend when he was 6 years old. Somehow, we’re supposed to believe that he should still feel guilty some 40 years later. Somehow his actions are world-shattering. We’re supposed to fit the pieces together- this is really a political statement about how insulated the wealthy are from the poor, how different people of different races are sonehow separated by an invisible wall of racism and hate.
Well, I say- nonsense. Nonsense to all of that. I’m sure filmgoers who hate themselves, hate their countries, hate their lifestyles loved this film. They can watch this and feel important and sophisticated, as if they’ve done the world a good deed simply by praising the film or just watching it and having no comment. This film is the sort of thing a “progressive” citizen would love- I’m a wonderful person for bein bored out of my mind for 2 hours, but golly we’re really doing something to change the state of affairs in the world. I will now contemplate how evil the west is and how mean we all are to the poor people in Algeria, for example.
I think the following section of one of the reviews says so much:
What results is a dynamic in which privileged Georges comes to represent imperialist First World nastiness and Majid symbolically stands in for oppressed Third World victimhood, a situation that ostensibly refers to France’s relationship with Algeria. However, as confirmed by an ungainly scene in which Georges and Anne selfishly panic over their missing son while, in the background, TV news footage of First World aggressive actions in Iraq and the Middle East goes wholly unnoticed, such political undercurrents also relate to current tensions between the West and Islam. Georges’ repeated use of the term “terror” is emblematic of Hidden’s pedantic inelegance, but the primary shortcoming of Haneke’s technically accomplished, thinly veiled parable is that, like the final shot’s covert presentation of information, the early sequences’ chilling suspense winds up getting hidden amidst its crowded, clumsy allegorical concerns.
The film wants us to believe that the civilized world is evil. For what? Being civilized?! Heaven forbid humanity progress! And the Third World? Victims? Is it possible the third world is third world because they’re just backward? Is it really some sort of oppression that keeps certain countries down, or is it stone age ideas and culture that keep these places in the dumps? Is it possible that these nations are so poor and downtrodden because of their elected or not-so-elected leaders and the actions of these men? I, for one, don’t feel guilty, and I don’t think the first world is nasty. Let’s live in a fantasy world and pretend the third world is free of any wrongdoing. Good luck.
I do have to wonder what’s so selfish about parents worrying about their missing child? They’re busy looking for a lost child, and they’re guilty of selfishness because they don’t notice the news on the tv in the background? Get off of it!
In the end, Cache is 1 hour and 58 minutes of slow and boring political fluff.
You don’t get much clearer evidnece than this.
Amnesty International has a poll on their website. Here’s the text from their website:
Who’s got the worst human rights record?
Worst Human Rights Record
Vote for Darth Vader
Torture, enslavement of Wookiees, decimation of the Alderaanian civilization.
Vote for Hobgoblin
Attacks on Spiderman, gassing civilian populations, using innocents as human shields.
Vote for Dick Cheney
Torture, black sites, “disappearances,” kangaroo courts, indefinite detention, and more!
Sickening. This is all the proof you need of their insanity. Read their 2007 report to get more of the insanity. Yes- they have a backwards view of the world, and it’s downright frightening, but is anyone surprised by now? This is par for the course for this group.
Amnesty International hates the United States. The group also hates Israel. How else do you explain the obsession with attacking these two countries, trying to bolster the bogus claim that the US and Israel are the world’s biggest troublemakers somehow…that we’re somehow evil or close to evil…that Israel is somehow the bad guy in the issue with terrorist-loving “palestinians.”
Too bad people across the world take this group seriously. Too much of the world has the same backwards view of the world. Somehow seemingly sane people can opine that the US is somehow part of an axis of evil. Opinions from a world full of backwards fools. That’s all we need in this global age of muslim terrorism.
Christopher Hitchens is an idiot. He hates Falwell and he doesn’t care if he hurts Falwell’s family? He wants his comments to hurt his family? What a scumbag. This guy is evil personified if you ask me.
He appeared on Hannity and Colmes on Fox News and made the absurd comment “the supposed Jesus of Nazareth.” Only lunatics deny the existence of the historical figure known as Jesus of Nazareth.
Watch the video…this guy needs to be exposed as the nutjob he is. Heck- even Colmes thought Hitchens was a jackass.
I love it tho- you ever notice the most notable atheists are great commercials for religion? They’re all so hate-filled, angry, sad, and foolish. So, I guess I thank Hitchens for that much…